Cities Team Up To Reuse Water

Cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are working together to save water and use reclaimed water for non-drinking purposes.
January 30, 2009, 6am PST | Larry Schooler
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"The Arlington City Council is expected to consider joining a regional partnership next month that would use reclaimed water from the Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant at the Ditto Golf Course, J.W. Dunlop Sports Center and the city landfill.

And D/FW and Euless are considering joining a program developed by Fort Worth to sell the plant's effluent - which is suitable for industrial uses but not drinking - and cut back on using costly drinking water from East Texas reservoirs.

Officials are increasingly taking a regional approach to providing water and fighting drought. Last week, the Tarrant Regional Water District, which is the area's major raw water supplier, said enhanced water restrictions may be necessary by summer if conditions don't improve.

'It is a money-saving venture because you are keeping water that is already in the area and using it again after it is processed,' said Julia Hunt, director of Arlington's Water Department. 'It allows us to offset or reduce the amount of water that is brought in from East Texas.'"

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Published on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 in Fort Worth Star Telegram
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